Virginia’s Region 2000 comprises 2000 square miles that surrounds Lynchburg, Virginia. Through a unique partnership of distinct organizations, Virginia’s Region 2000 Partnership provides a centralized vision to provide leadership for regional development. A proud member of this partnership, the Technology Council’s mission is to foster an environment that stimulates innovation and growth of technology-focused organizations in our community.
Our vision is that Virginia’s Region 2000 will be recognized as a place where technology-focused organizations thrive, STEM educational programs flourish, and where innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship are championed.
Our region has a diverse mix of technology companies with very strong forecasts for growth. Our six primary technology sectors are Energy, Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, and Wireless Technologies.
The future of our region depends on building strong networks to support these growing technology sectors. We are working hard to build a community of people that want to partner with us to accomplish the following tasks:
- Provide a forum in which technology-focused organizations can exchange ideas and information, and capitalize on business opportunities
- Deliver programs and services that promote the recognition of and provide substantial value to the region
- Participate in activities that drive visibility and awareness of the Technology Council, and the region to other regions within the state
- Serve as an advocate for the Region on a broad range of technology issues at the local and state level
- Provide assistance to local economic developers in the recruitment of new technology companies, technology park implementation efforts, and the development of programs that enhance services to existing companies
- Create an environment and sustainable programs in the region’s K-12 schools that enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math career interest
- Facilitate the growth of services within the region that support tech-focused entrepreneurship